Attractions & Activities

Things to do in Connecticut

The Connecticut River Valley area is a destination for all seasons when looking for things to do in Connecticut. It is a wonderful region with plenty of things to do and places to go to.

The Nature Conservancy named it one of the western hemispheres “40 last great places.” 

East Haddam is a shining gem in the Connecticut shoreline and home to a spectacular scenery. Here you will find sophistication of a big-city, along with the charm of the rural New England. The Boardman House is only 2 hours away from New York City and Boston.  

Boardman House is close to several tourist attractions in Connecticut. A short walk from us, you will find Goodspeed Musicals and Restaurants by the river. There are also scenic nature trails for hiking in our State Parks nearby. It is the perfect base to explore New England! 

We are close to historic coastal towns like Essex, Mystic and Old Saybrook. You will find antiques, gourmet dining, art galleries, museums, and sightseeing.

There is also shopping in several world-class outlet stores. There are also beaches such as Hammonasset to enjoy, hiking in the local state parks and biking. You will also find several golf courses in the area and Gillette Castle is a five-minute drive up the hill.

Activities & Things to do in the area

Dining while staying at a historic B&B in CT


Activities - Essex vintage steam train billowing smoke


Museums in the area with interesting art and historical collections


Goodspeed Opera House


Museums in the area with interesting art and historical collections

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